A sad testament to the brisk business of putting down dogs, Apollo was euthanized before the Dog Tales team could get there. But since his death, he has become something of a patron saint for more than 110 dogs rescued from the shelter.
"That really has inspired all of our Miami rescues," Clare Forndran, media director for Dog Tales, told The Dodo at the time. "Every dog we've rescued from there since is really in honor of the dog we couldn't save."
Welcome to Canada, Penelope.Dog Tales
Penelope was among the dogs brought back to the sprawling sanctuary, thanks to Apollo. As dark as her days may have been, she is, by all accounts, shiny on the inside. Penelope is described a lover of many things: the outdoors, playing, snuggling and yes, children.